According to reports, Belarus will allow Russia place nuclear weapons in your country, according to a report on Sunday night, which is early Monday morning in Eastern Europe.
Belarus, which is an ally of Russia and borders Ukraine northwest and with the allies of the NATO Ukraine in the other direction, has renounced its non-nuclear status and neutrality.
“Belarus will give up its non-nuclear and neutral status, allowing Russia to place nuclear weapons on its territory, as a result of today’s referendum,” the Kyiv Independent reported. “65.16% of citizens [de Bielorrusia] allegedly supported these constitutional amendments.”
On Sunday, a new referendum was approved in Belarus that will allow Russia to use its neighbor as a launching platform for nuclear missiles. This comes as Russian and Belarusian forces completed joint training exercises ahead of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The referendum approves a new constitution in Belarus, scrapping an old Soviet-era policy of no nuclear weapons. Now, this means that Belarus is aligned with Russia in what appears to be a chest-thumping move to not only threaten Ukraine, but also the other former states of the USSR.
Western countries have indicated that they would not approve or recognize the results of the Belarusian referendum, according to Reuters.
Comfort between Belarus and Russia is nothing new. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled for the past 28 years and his camaraderie with Putin is no secret.
Days after the recent military drills between Belarus and Russia, and the protracted Russian forces that remained there after those drills, Russian troops remained stacked up along the Ukrainian border. All of this was while Russia was lining up troops, tanks and other military forces along the border with Ukraine.
Lukashenko said on Sunday that he could go as far as asking Putin to return Russia’s nuclear weapons to Belarus, Reuters reported.
“If you (the West) transfer nuclear weapons to Poland or Lithuania, to our borders, then I will turn to Putin to return the nuclear weapons that I gave up without any conditions,” Lukashenko said.
New Magna Carta in Belarus
The new constitution of Belarus it would give ultimate power to both Lukashenko and the People’s Assembly of Belarus created by Lukashenko, which was also populated by party loyalists, local councils, officials and activists from pro-government organizations.
The new referendum would also give Lukashenko lifetime immunity from prosecution if he ever leaves office.
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